September 11


Veterans Who Served After Sept. 11 Find Hope In This Place

On the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, corporate volunteers joined veterans in a service project at a place that’s a haven for homeless vets.

CBS 2–09/11/2012

9/11 Memorial

Chicago Firefighters Commemorate 9/11 Attacks

A number of remembrances of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were held Tuesday morning in the Chicago area.

WBBM Newsradio–09/11/2012

Chicago firefighters salute the American flag, flying at half mast, during a moment of silence to honor the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. (Credit: Steve Miller, WBBM)

9/11 Shrine Remains Missing From Downtown Firehouse

As a downtown firehouse observed the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks Sunday, firefighters there were still wondering what happened to a link between Chicago and Ground Zero that disappeared a year ago.

WBBM Newsradio–09/12/2011

Flight attendant Jeffrey Collman was on board American Airlines Flight 11, the first plane to hit the World Trade Center. (CBS)

Oswego Couple Remembers Son Who Died When Plane Hit WTC

The village of Oswego commemorated the 9/11 anniversary on Sunday with a special contribution from two parents who feel the loss of the attacks every day.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Urges Donations To Military Families’ Fund For 9/11

Gov. Pat Quinn wants Illinoisans to remember the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks by giving a helping hand to military families.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2011

Chicago firefighters salute the American flag, flying at half mast, during a moment of silence to honor the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. (Credit: Steve Miller, WBBM)

Chicago Honors Victims Of 9/11 On 10th Anniversary

At fire stations around the city on Sunday, Chicago firefighters stopped for a moment of silence at 7:46 a.m. – marking the moment 10 years ago when the first plane hit the World Trade Center during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2011

Aurora 9/11 Ceremony

Aurora Pays Tribute To Those Killed On 9/11

The City of Aurora paid tribute to those who died on 9/11 with a ceremony outside a fire station Friday.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2011

9/11 Ceremony

Students Take Part In Schoolwide Ceremony To Commemorate 9/11

Thousands of students from UNO Charter Schools rallied outside their classrooms Friday to honor the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

CBS 2–09/09/2011


Photographer Remembers Chilling 9/11 Image

The photographer who captured one of the most memorable pictures of the terrorist attack on New York City 10 years ago is looking back at that moment.

WBBM Newsradio–09/09/2011

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago Police Officer’s Bomb-Sniffing Dog Honors 9-11 Hero

One Chicago Police officer doesn’t need an anniversary as a remembrance of 9-11. He has his personal reminder every day at the end of a leash.


Image From 'Ground Zero 360'

Visitors Moved By Field Museum Exhibit Commemorating 9/11

As America prepares to honor the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, crowds are heading to the Field Museum of Natural History for the moving exhibit, “Ground Zero 360: Never Forget.”

CBS Chicago–09/09/2011

77th MLB All-Star Game

White Sox Remember New York On 9/11

The White Sox were in New York on Sept. 11, 2001, to play the New York Yankees. Two members of the 2001 Sox who are still with the team today are looking back.

WBBM Newsradio–09/09/2011

Chicago Police Department logo

Chicago Police Sergeant Remembers Volunteering At Ground Zero

A Chicago Police Sergeant who led a group of 19 officers from Chicago to New York City 10 years ago is looking back on the days they spent volunteering at Ground Zero.

WBBM Newsradio–09/09/2011

Willis Tower (CBS)

9/11 Dealt A Blow To Willis Tower, But Chicago Icon Is Rebounding

A look back at the September 11th attacks includes a look up in Chicago to the Willis Tower. The Chicago icon was among those eventually named as a potential terror target.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2011

Todd Beamer (Credit: AP)

Wheaton Principal Honoring 9/11 Hero Todd Beamer

Perhaps the two most famous words out of 9/11 were “Let’s Roll” – the rallying cry of Todd Beamer as he led fellow passengers on United Flight 93 to fight back against the hijackers.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2011


River Forest Lemonade Stand Honors 9/11

Millie Flannery says the terrorists attacks on 9/11 gave her an idea. She and her neighbors decided to hold a good old-fashioned lemonade stand to help the community.

WBBM Newsradio–09/08/2011

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy (Photo courtesy Steve Miller, WBBM)

Supt. McCarthy Recalls His Own Experience At Ground Zero

On Sept. 11, 2001, the man who is now Chicago’s police superintendent was deputy commissioner of operations for the New York Police Department — and he was at Ground Zero.

WBBM Newsradio–09/08/2011

The Chicago skyline. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

FBI, OEMC Bosses Discuss Security Changes Since 9/11

The 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks is now just days away. In Chicago, two men who are working to keep us from harm here and now are saying we’re safer than we were a decade ago.

CBS 2–09/07/2011

A street surveillance camera seen on top of a light pole along a Chicago street (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Security Cameras Part Of Daily Life Since 9/11

There a few life-changing events in our lives. No question, 9/11 was one of them. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports on how even a simple stroll into work is different than it was a decade ago.

CBS 2–09/07/2011

Amtrak police officers use "vapor wake" dogs like Rider to check for explosives. The dogs can detect scents of explosives left in the wake of a passing suicide bomber or other person carrying a bomb. (Credit: CBS)

Amtrak Police Force Transformed In Decade Since 9/11

Amtrak has enhanced its security ahead of the 9/11 anniversary and officials say that, over the past decade, they’ve transformed their police force from a unit that largely responds to crime to one that anticipates it.

CBS 2–09/07/2011